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  Set (computer science) - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
It corresponds with the mathematical concept of set, but with the restriction that it has to be finite.
Ideal set data structures make it efficient to check if an object is in the set, as well as enabling other useful operations such as iterating through all the objects in the set, performing a union or intersection of two sets, or taking the complement of a set in some limited domain.
One of the earliest languages to support sets was Pascal; many languages now include it, whether in the core language or in a standard library.
en.wikipedia.org /wiki/Set_(computer_science)   (280 words)

 Computer science - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
Computer science (abbreviated CS or compsci) is a discipline that deals with all areas of computation, both in theoretical terms, and in hardware and software.
Computer graphics is the field of visual computing, where one uses computers both to generate visual images synthetically and to integrate or alter visual and spatial information sampled from the real world.
Theoretical computer science is the mathematics of computing.
en.wikipedia.org /wiki/Computer_science   (1685 words)

 set   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-29)
Set (computer science) as datatype that is a collection of values.
Cantor's theorem states that the cardinality of the set of all subsets of a set A is strictly greater than the cardinality of A itself.
The "number of elements" in a certain set is called the cardinal number of the set and denoted A for a set A (for a finite set this is an ordinary number, for an infinite set it differentiates between different "degrees of infiniteness", named \aleph_0 (aleph zero), \aleph_1, \aleph_2...).
www.yourencyclopedia.net /set.html   (1086 words)

 Computer - Encyclopedia.WorldSearch   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-29)
Computers may directly model the problem being solved, in the sense that the problem being solved is mapped as closely as possible onto the physical phenomena being exploited.
By definition a general-purpose computer can solve any problem that can be expressed as a program and executed within the practical limits set by: the storage capacity of the computer, the size of program, the speed of program execution, and the reliability of the machine.
Computers with general-purpose capabilities are called Turing-complete and this status is often used as the capability that defines modern computers, however, this definition is.
encyclopedia.worldsearch.com /computer.htm   (3903 words)

 Set (computer science) -- Facts, Info, and Encyclopedia article   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-29)
In (The branch of engineering science that studies (with the aid of computers) computable processes and structures) computer science, the set is a collection of certain values without any particular ((biology) taxonomic group containing one or more families) order.
Sets can be implemented using various ((computer science) the organization of data (and its storage allocations in a computer)) data structures.
((computer science) computer circuit consisting of the hardware and associated circuitry that links one device with another (especially a computer and a hard disk drive or other peripherals)) interface to support sets.
www.absoluteastronomy.com /encyclopedia/s/se/set_(computer_science).htm   (482 words)

 Set (disambiguation) - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-29)
The word set, which is among the words with the most numerous definitions in the English language (at 464 definitions according to the Oxford English Dictionary), may have one of the following meanings.
Set is a formalized notion of a collection of objects and is a part of mathematics.
Set (god) for the figure from ancient Egyptian mythology.
www.encyclopedia-online.info /Sets   (114 words)

 Curriculum for Concentrations in Computer Science
The Department of Computer Science at the University of Rochester was established in the Fall of 1974 as a research department.
Their goals are twofold: (1) to give students a solid and rigorous background in computer science principles, including the requisite mathematical foundations, and (2) to expose students to the problems and solution techniques used in the various areas of the discipline.
This approach to a broad education in the conceptual and mathematical foundations of computer science has been adopted by many of the country's top computer science departments, and is one that has been heartily endorsed by the professional association of computer scientists (ACM), and by experts on the teaching of computer science 1,2.
www.cs.rochester.edu /undergrad   (3385 words)

 Computer Science
Computer science is faced with scientific challenges that rival any in history, yet are relevant to practical problems of today.
A computer science degree now tends to be seen more like a liberal-arts major, as a solid grounding for all kinds of future endeavors rather than as a warm-up round of job training that precedes going to work in the computer industry.
'Computer science is a field that came out of the problems we solved and the ones we are still trying to solve,' she said.
www.aaai.org /AITopics/html/compsci.html   (3326 words)

 computer science --  Encyclopædia Britannica   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-29)
It attempts to bring together concepts and methods from various disciplines such as library science, computer science and engineering, linguistics, psychology, and other technologies in order to develop techniques and devices to aid in the handling—that is, in the collection, organization,...
Included in the Earth sciences are the geological, the hydrological, and the atmospheric sciences, which are concerned respectively with the nature and behavior of the Earth itself, the water, and the air.
Because of science, human understanding of the past, present, and future is constantly in a state of flux.
www.britannica.com /eb/article-9109626?tocId=9109626   (731 words)

In mathematics, a set is a collection of objects such that two sets are equal if, and only if, they contain the same objects.
A finite set is a collection of a finite number of objects; the alternative is an infinite set.
For a discussion of the properties and axioms concerning the construction of sets, see naive set theory and axiomatic set theory.
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 68: Computer science
Computer science, today more accurately a separate discipline, considers a number of rather mathematical topics.
There is a website devoted to the history of computing (only some of this, of course, is "computer science" in the mathematical sense).
This is largely because subfield 68Q (computing theory) is among the largest of the three-digits subfields in the database; the extent to which that literature is part of mathematics is not clear.
www.math.niu.edu /~rusin/known-math/index/68-XX.html   (572 words)

 Computer Science & Engineering
Computer Science, as a full-fledged department might not be that old.
But it carries with it the legacy of computer awareness that is intrinsic to the University culture.
CAD Centre was set up set up during the 6th plan period by the Department of Electronics (DOE), Govt.
www.jadavpur.edu /academics/engg_com_science_engi.htm   (513 words)

 University of Indianapolis Mathematics and Computer Science
Computer Science is the art and science of solving problems using computers.
Both the major program in Computer Science and the individual courses in this program are designed to provide students with a strong practical background, including specific experiences and current knowledge about practices in computing.
Students who are interested in a career in computing, or in obtaining practical knowledge and in exploring the ideas behind computing, should consider majoring in Computer Science or taking several of the courses in the program.
math.uindy.edu   (341 words)

 Computer Science
Computer science is the study of information and algorithms within the context of real and abstract computing devices.
Computer scientists are interested in such topics as the representation and storage of information; algorithms to access, display, edit, and transform information; programming languages to express algorithms; and hardware and software processors to execute algorithms.
The computer engineering major may be more appropriate for students who are interested in creating and building systems that include both hardware and software components and that must be engineered to meet a variety of cost and performance constraints.
www.washington.edu /students/gencat/academic/comp_sci.html   (806 words)

 Computer Science
The computing section may be browsed by the following subjects: computing milieux, hardware, computer systems organization, software, data, theory of computation, mathematics of computing, information systems, computing methodologies, computer applications, and general.
The GAD is a publication of the Association for Computing Machinery; it provides information on graduate programs in computing, including degrees offered and specialties, numbers of faculty and students, faculty interest areas, computer equipment available, types and amounts of financial aid available to qualified students, and admissions requirements and application deadlines.
Covering the computer architecture concepts of caches and pipelining, this tutorial is aimed at undergraduate students.
library.albany.edu /subject/csci.htm   (7967 words)

 UMass Amherst: Department of Computer Science
The Department of Computer Science offers a comprehensive curriculum from introductory-level courses to graduate seminars focusing on critical research areas.
Primary interests in the theory of computation are combinatorial and graph-theoretic models of computation, complexity of algebraic computations, descriptive and computational complexity, and applications of theoretical studies to "real" computation situations.
A close and cooperative relationship with the Electrical and Computer Engineering Department is maintained for both teaching and research in the areas of distributed computation, VLSI,graphics, architecture, theory of computation, and robotics.
www.cs.umass.edu /csinfo/dept.html   (452 words)

 Caltech Library System
Computing Research Repository (CoRR) at the LANL e-print archive.
ResearchIndex analyzes the computer science literature which has not been previously accessible via traditional indexing service providing access to technical reports, conference papers in addition to journal articles, books and chapters in books.
Carnegie Mellon Engineering and Science Library has one of the largest collection of computer science technical reports, including international technical reports, in the nation dating back to 1966 (approximately 68,000 reports in 2000).
library.caltech.edu /collections/engineering/computer.htm   (644 words)

 DNA-Based Computer Solves Truly Huge Logic Problem
A DNA-based computer has solved a logic problem that no person could complete by hand, setting a new milestone for this infant technology that could someday surpass the electronic digital computer in certain areas.
The new experiment was carried out by USC computer science professor Leonard Adleman, who made headlines in 1994 by demonstrating that DNA -- the spiraling molecule that holds life's genetic code -- could be used to carry out computations.
Although they are still nowhere near primetime, "DNA computers do have several attractive features," said Adleman, distinguished professor of computer science and biological sciences and holder of the Henry Salvatori Chair in Computer Science in the USC School of Engineering.
unisci.com /stories/20021/0315023.htm   (864 words)

 BSC Academics - Computer Science
Opportunities in computer science and Information Technology are at their highest point in recent years.
Since each school requires a slightly different set of courses to complete the degree, it is important that the student be in contact with the transfer school when planning courses for the sophomore year.
Those who plan a career in computer science should have an aptitude for logical thinking, good organizational skills, the ability to work independently and/or as part of a team, a strong mathematics background, and excellent communication skills.
www.bsc.nodak.edu /faculty/compsci   (244 words)

 computer encyclopedia   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-29)
Over 2,000 species, from the tiny spider mite to the massive blue whale, are profiled in DK's astonishingly wonderful Animal, produced in cooperation with the Smithsonian Institution and more than 70 expert zoologists.
The e.encyclopedia science pulls out all the stops to tell-and show-readers everything about science.
Packed with the very latest photographs, illustrations, and 3-D models, and enhanced by cutting-edge computer image manipulation, e.encyclopedia science is a comprehensive and authoritative reference work for children.
www.books-shoppe.com /mkw/computer_encyclopedia.html   (477 words)

 Computer Science Department at St. Mary's University
Pascal died at the age of 39 in intense pain after a malignant growth in his stomach spread to his brain.
His most famous work is the Pensees (Thoughts), a set of deeply personal meditations in a somewhat fragmented form that talks about human suffering and faith in God.
In the late 1960s and early 1970s, a high-level computer language, designed largely by Niklaus Wirth at Zurich, was named for the famous mathematician and philosopher, Blaise Pascal.
www.stmarytx.edu /acad/computerscience?go=pasq   (552 words)

 Computer Science 210 - Exercise Set 7   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-29)
Use the sum of products algorithm to design a circuit whereby a single light bulb could be controlled by three switches.
The circuit has three inputs (the switch settings) and one output (the light control).
At any time, we should be able to turn the light off (if on) or on (if off) by changing the position of any of the switches.
home.wlu.edu /~whaleyt/classes/210/exercises/exer7.html   (312 words)

 Theoretical Computer Science and Discrete Mathematics Home Page
The practical use of computers, and simultaneously the unexpected mathematical depth of the abstract notion of "computation" has significantly altered and expanded theoretical computer science.
The "parent" disciplines from which Theoretical Computer Science and Discrete Mathematics evolved were once represented at the Institute by John von Neumann (1933-57) and Kurt Godel (1953-1976).
A commitment to the permanent presense of Theoretical Computer Science and Discrete Mathematics was made by appointing Avi Wigderson to the newly created faculty position (1999).
www.math.ias.edu /csdm   (557 words)

 Technorati Tag: Computer Science
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Quantum computers that store information in so-called quantum bits (or qubits) will be confronted with a fundamental limitation.
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 Distance Computer Science at Suffolk University
The two tracks of courses in Distance Computer Science are for two (mostly) separate audiences: the undergraduate computer science courses for general education requirements, and the graduate-level curriculum development courses for teachers.
The Introduction to Computer Science course has grown out of an interest to teach a "CS0" - an introduction to computer science for non-science majors - course that has direct applications to the student's area of interest - whether it be politics, social studies, law, business, literature, history, or whatever.
We encourage these projects to be in their chosen major of study - possibly a survey for the psychology class on students and depression, or a survey of law facts that arise in a student's pre-law studies, or an enrollment and voting form for a student's interest in sports.
www.distancecompsci.com   (808 words)

 Computer Science News
Computer Science News continually updated from thousands of sources around the net.
It also sets rules for the U.S. government's use of private databases Additional Resources Security White Papers As email attacks become more sophisticated, vendors are fighting back with cryptography,...
Our scholarships are designed to encourage students to pursue studies in computer science and related technical disciplines.
www.topix.net /science/computer-science   (1245 words)

 Middle School Math and Computer Science Program   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-29)
Interested parents should contact Dr. Joseph Straight of the SUNY Fredonia mathematics and computer science department at 673-3243.
On the computer science side, the students learned the basics of computer hardware, operating systems, and web page creation using HTML.
Dr. Reneta Barneva, Professor of Computer Science, indicated that the students would continue to enhance their web pages during the upcoming semester.
www.fredonia.edu /prweb/releases/pathways.htm   (371 words)

 Welcome to the SCSU Computer Science Department - Home page   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-29)
The Department of Computer Science is one of the largest at SCSU, offering both Undergraduate and Graduate programs in different areas that prepare students for today's challenging job environment.
major offers the computer science student a concentration in business applications with emphasis on computer applications in the business world.
The Graduate Program in Computer Science offers a set of courses and concentrations in several different areas:
www.southernct.edu /departments/compsci/Home.htm   (168 words)

 Department of Mathematics and Computer Science   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-29)
The faculty in the Department of Mathematics and Computer Science are committed to excellence in undergraduate teaching and to continued professional development.
The Computer Science program provides a solid foundation for future graduate study as well as entry into industry as a programmer analyst.
The E-Commerce program integrates business with technology, requiring students to take an interdisciplinary set of courses from the fields of computer science, information systems, business, accounting, economics, and art.
www.thiel.edu /academics/math   (484 words)

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